Scott is originally from the San Francisco Bay Area. He graduated with honors from San Francisco State University’s Theater Arts Department and also attended the legendary American Conservatory Theatre, where he studied acting under the now renowned Annette Bening. He has done much feature film and television work over the years, along with a myriad of commercials and stage productions. Over 30 years ago, while still residing in San Francisco, Scott landed his first truly professional job, which made him eligible for highly coveted Screen Actors Guild membership. (He was cast as an unfortunate nemesis to Clint Eastwood’s legendary Dirty Harry in “The Dead Pool”.) Change, however, was in his immediate future when soon thereafter an opportunity arose for him to traverse the country with an unusual traveling troupe: For the next year Scott performed on makeshift stages in our nation’s correctional institutions playing for appreciative audiences of prison inmates. With long term exposure to the rigors of constant, on-the-road touring in a renovated but cramped Greyhound Bus, not to mention feeling the pressures of working inside (and outside) prisons, his identity as a vagabond artist was fast coming to an end. After a quick interlude back in San Francisco, Scott moved to Hollywood in the late-nineties and subsequently won the starring role in an award-winning short film, “The Bicyclist”, followed by a lead role in a cult CD-ROM live-action game sensation “Dune/Emperor”, (based on the Frank Herbert sci-fi classic). Around then, he also enjoyed a principal role on the “X-Files” (in an episode written and directed by Gillian Anderson) and recurred as “Agent Douglas” on the ABC series “Alias”. He soon appeared on HBO’s “Carnivale” and was seen in the short-lived series, “Threat Matrix”, also on ABC. He had supporting roles in “Everything Put Together” starring Rada Mitchell (Helmed by famed director Marc Forster) and also in the cult fan-film “The Girl in the Cadillac”. Scott was next blessed with an open-ended run on the NBC Daytime Soap, “Passions”, until its cancellation. He soon thereafter appeared as an adversary to Kiefer Sutherland’s Jack Bauer in the hit series “24” on Fox and as a government agent in the final season of “Sleeper Cell” on Showtime. Enjoying some momentum, Scott had a guest-star run as Detective Kaplan on “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles” and fired off subsequent roles on some terrific shows such as “The Mentalist”, “Criminal Minds”, “Extant” (opposite Halle Berry), the new “Arrested Development” for Netflix and a memorable guest star role on the soap “Days of Our Lives”. More recently, Scott has appeared on the critically acclaimed “American Crime” series, as the “Slave Catcher” on NBC’s “Timeless”, and had an unforgettably hilarious turn as the “Ghost of Steve Jobs” on “My Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”, and more… Having come full-circle from his very first film, Scott had a terrific supporting role, once again under the leadership of Clint Eastwood, in the movie “Jersey Boys” and recently had the distinct honor of working on “Vice”, directed by Adam McKay and playing opposite Christian Bale and Steve Carell. Scott recently completed supporting roles in the features “Spreading Darkness” opposite Eric Roberts, as the “Tall Man” in the horror/thriller hit “Bound to Vengeance”, in “The Student” (as “Phil Van Sickle”), in Epix Network’s terrific series “Get Shorty” and in several yet-to-be released films. Most exciting, however, are Scott’s regular role as Lt. Bob Sargent on the 4th Season revival of the fan favorite “Veronica Mars”, (airing now on Hulu), and his recent guest star run on the acclaimed (and hilarious) “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”. Scott’s audio book (as narrator and producer) “Living the Science of Mind” is available world-wide along with his Apple & Android audio/visual apps “Ernest Holmes 365” for Centers for Spiritual Living. Scott has three scripts of his own in various stages of development, including his optioned feature film “Lafayette”.
Ricky A. Schroeder is an actor, known for The Last Five Years (2014), The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2017) and Pose (2018).